Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesnít extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trustís or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Gardener's Country Cottage, Belford, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Northumbria.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly country cottage set next to woodlands, close to Belford and conveniently close to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its beautiful sandy beaches and castles and not far from Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and Holy Island.

Price range from £351 to £918 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 21 November 2015 to 23 December 2015; from 06 January 2016 to 23 January 2016; from 30 January 2016 to 20 February 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Three Gates Farm, Tiverton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, near Exmoor National Park.

A collection of five holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a play area for children, all in a tranquil rural setting close to Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (33ft indoor heated swimming pool on site), games room.

Price range from £315 to £1185 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01398 331280 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Waterlake Cottage, Orcheston, nr Stonehenge, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

2 bedroom Bungalow, Salisbury.

Set in the rural countryside of Wiltshire along a country track and only five miles away from Stonehenge, this holiday bungalow with south facing garden and patio is the perfect spot for keen walkers and cyclists with many paths and routes accessible from the front door.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £305 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 13 October 2015 to 23 October 2015; from 13 October 2015 to 23 October 2015;
Late availability: from 13 October 2015 to 23 October 2015;

phone 01980 620243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tythe Barn Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Cotswolds.

Delightful thatched country cottage with charming character features and own cottage garden, located close to Chipping Campden and in a fantastic location for exploring the glorious Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 September 2015 to 07 September 2015; from 14 September 2015 to 19 September 2015; from 26 September 2015 to 09 October 2015;

phone 01386 840 950 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cider Barn - Quary Hockford Cottages, Tiverton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Fringe of Exmoor National Park.

This 4 star rated high quality barn conversion on Quarry Hockford Farm has 2 bedrooms and with country views could be perfect for a rural retreat break in the West Country.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £300 to £500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01398 361430 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unicorn House Self-catering, Heart Of England , Weobley, Herefordshire, England

4 bedroom Historical Holiday House, Heart of England.

Grade II listed charming 4 bedroom black and white holiday house, ideal for families or groups of friends looking to discover some of the best that Herefordshire has to offer.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £735 to £1535 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 16 October 2015 to 23 October 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Park Farm Pitney Somerset, Langport, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Escape to Park Farm in Somerset for a weekend of rural bliss with your friends or family, offering a hard tennis court, croquet lawn and access to 20 acres of private woodlands, this is a fabulous, spacious country house with wonderful countryside views where you can all relax and enjoy special times together, close to Somerton & Langport & with easy access of the A303 (from London) and M5 motorway at Taunton/Bridgwater.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £2500 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458272533 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Filham House, Ivybridge, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, South West.

Large country house with the wow factor, with a setting in the Devon countryside along with beautiful gardens, a heated outdoor swimming pool for use in the summer months, a lake and lots of character, this 6 bedroom holiday home has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Large heated swimming pool situated in the garden.), games room.

Price range from £1495 to £3995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 05 September 2015 to 28 December 2015;

phone 01752 895629 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cumberwell Country Cottages, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England

12 bedroom Cottage Complex, Cotswolds..

Collection of seven 4 star rated country cottages where you can experience country living at its best, surrounded by glorious countryside and conveniently close to Bath, Longleat Safari Park and Bradford on Avon.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £220 to £785 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01225869230 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mendham Mill - the house over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, England

9 bedroom Cottage Complex by the Riverside, Norfolk Suffolk border .

Nestled in a beautiful valley and surrounded by over 250 acres of water meadows in the grounds of one of Englandís most historic watermills, these four award winning cottages even have a rowing boat and canoes on site to fully experience the beauty and serenity of this picturesque river valley.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £400 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01379 855 282 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wren Cottage, Wickham Market, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

Situated in a delightful Suffolk village and close to the seaside, this cosy holiday cottage is full of character and charm and has a roaring log burner, a pretty courtyard garden with furniture and barbecue facilities.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £791 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bywater Lake, Newport, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, North England.

Set by a 3 acre lake, there is just one log cabin at Bywater Lake where you can enjoy tranquility and a wonderful setting next to 9 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadowlands, enjoy fishing on the lake at this adults-only cabin and discovering the nearby Yorkshire Wolds on days out.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £495 to £769 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 17 October 2015 to 01 November 2015; from 02 November 2015 to 03 November 2015; from 06 November 2015 to 10 November 2015;

phone 01430449120 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Streele Barn, Rotherfield, Sussex, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, South East.

This high quality thatched barn boasts exposed wooden beams along with a lovely garden and is set amongst extensive private farmlands in Sussex, there is an outdoor swimming pool for use in the summer months as well as a games room, making this a fabulous holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated from May to September and complimented by pool house with changing rooms, shower and wc.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1180 to £1950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 05 September 2015 to 11 September 2015; from 18 September 2015 to 16 October 2015; from 23 October 2015 to 11 December 2015;

phone 01892 0854030 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tivoli, Symonds Yat, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Comfortable 2 bedroom cottage with views of the Wye Valley, perfect for a rural retreat holiday, conveniently close to the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

Price range from £265.00 to £485.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01564778832 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Covercote Yorkshire Dales Cottage, Horsehouse, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom English Country Cottage, Yorkshire Dales.

Looking for a pet-friendly Yorkshire Dales cottage with ample character? If so this 4 bedroom English country cottage with its woodburning stove, village location and striking countryside views out to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, could be perfect for you.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £658 to £1417 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Norbury Lodge, Ramshorn Wood Near Alton Towers, Staffordshire, England

6 bedroom Wood Holiday Lodge, Near the Peak District National Park.

Large luxurious family-friendly and dog-friendly wooden-clad holiday lodge with a wonderfully relaxing outdoor hot tub, nestled by 30 acres of woodlands along with a small collection of lodges, in a rural hamlet close to Alton Towers Theme Park.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £950 to £2777 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Farmhouse Romantic Cottage, Heart Of England , Button Bridge, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

One bedroom romantic retreat cottage with beautifully furnished bedroom, attached to the owner's house with fantastic views of the owner's beautiful gardens, guests benefit from shared access to these lovely gardens during their stay and to the owner's outdoor heated swimming pool which is available from May to September.

Price range from £282 to £453 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 September 2015 to 03 October 2015; from 10 October 2015 to 17 October 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Retreat Barn Conversion, Hollington, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Midlands.

A lovely barn conversion for couples near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, nicely situated to explore the Peak District National Park; a king-size bed for comfort, WiFi Broadband and your own charming garden with a patio.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £278 to £512 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 18 September 2015 to 25 September 2015; from 29 September 2015 to 23 October 2015; from 30 October 2015 to 05 November 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beacon Hill Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, north England.

Beacon Hill Farm Cottages are an award winning collection of 4 and 5 star rated holiday cottages with inspirational views of woodlands and the Cheviot Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool, gym and other excellent onsite sports facilities), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £210 to £1555 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)1670 780 900 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Waterloo Farm Leisure, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, East Midlands.

Book a stay in a lakeside log cabin at Waterloo Farm Leisure and look forward to a relaxing break away, fishing, bird watching and cycling are just some of the activities to enjoy locally, fishing can be enjoyed on the owner's coarse fishing lakes on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £160 to £395 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01858434098 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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